The Sorting Office
21 - 31 New Oxford Street, London WC1A
18th - 22nd September
More than 100 global brands, 30 design-led pop-up stores, 100's of product launches, live factory demonstrations, seminars, screenings, premium eateries, lightjunction, installations and more return to the industrial 1960's Sorting Office.
Top international brands including &tradition, Modus, Made in Ratio, Carl Hansen, Moroso, Zanotta, Bolon, Assembly Room, String, Mitab, Bla Station and Another Country take centre stage at central London's leading design destination.
designjunction's ground floor is a retail emporium with more than 30 carefully selected stores selling furniture, prints, ceramics, glassware, books, watches and accessories. Retailers include Cherchbi, Theo, Clippings.com, Dezeen Watch Store, Dyke & Dean, Melin Tregwnt, Monotype, Native Union, and Outline Editions. Fans of 20th Century collectibles will be able to purchase originals from Midcentury Modern show, also taking up residency.
designjunction has sourced some of the best eateries at this year's show. On the ground floor, premium street food vans and market stalls selected by The Real Street Food Festival, offer a variety of international flavours. While refreshments including sodas and cocktails will be served from a bespoke bar by SodaStream. An authentic Italian café operated by Gelupo and a Chilean wine bar commissioned by the Chilean Embassy will feature on the first floor. On the top floor Jamie Oliver's celebrated Barbecoa will set up a temporary residency, offering a selection of modern dishes. Transport for London meanwhile is opening a micro-brewery bar in association with Camden Town Brewery to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
designjunction has partnered with Visa Europe and Visa Luxury Hotel Collection. The hotel collection consists of more than 900 properties worldwide. In case you don't know, Visa Europe Premium cardholders can take advantage of a range of benefits at each hotel including automatic room upgrade upon arrival (when available), late check-out and a $25 food and drink voucher. Visa Europe debit and credit cardholders also gain free entry into the show.
Live debates and panel discussions are happening throughout the day in a new seminar theatre designed by architecture duo VoonWong+BensonSaw. The sessions will take a closer look at the relationship between design and architecture. All talks are free to attend and can be seen at thedesignjunction.co.uk/programme.
Join the tokyobike tours and see London's hidden design gems, with guided rides across the capital each day. Led by industry experts each tour will start and finish at designjunction. Details on how to book your space will be announced soon.
Visit thedesignjunction.co.uk/showrooms for more information. Opening Hours
Wednesday 18 September | Press Preview 4pm - 6pm
Thursday 19 September | 10am - 8pm
Friday 20 September | 10am - 7pm
Saturday 21 September | 10am - 6pm
Sunday 22 September | 10am - 4pm
Free admission on the door for VISA debit and credit card holders or pre-register for free fast track entry to the show www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/register
Posted: 20 August 2013
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